Food. Fitness. Two common themes for Flint Group employees and clients. One of our employees even ramps up the combination to CrossFit workouts and Paleo eating. Check out a typical day for Adam Fuller, Account Coordinator in our Fargo office:
“I do my CrossFit workouts with another trainer at 5:45 a.m., Monday through Friday,” Adam says. “Morning workouts really wake me up for the day and give me a lot of energy when I am at work. I continue to develop team building skills during CrossFit that helps me work with other athletes and that carries over to the office and being adaptable,” he explains.
Wild Knights, too
After coordinating projects for our clients during the day, Adam works most evenings as a CrossFit Trainer in Fargo at Wild Knights CrossFit.
“I train and coach at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. every day after work and Saturday mornings. I put in about 15 hours of training for myself and 15 hours of coaching each week.
“I was introduced to CrossFit in Canton, Georgia, where I entered a fitness competition. After placing second in Georgia, I decided to get a little more involved in coaching and training. I started training with friends but then was asked to join a local gym as a trainer. One of the best parts about CrossFit is the community; I get to work out daily with my girl friend, best friend and a group of amazing athletes.”
30 hours of workouts make a guy hungry
CrossFit is a fitness training program of constantly varied exercises and movements, all focused on improving each person’s overall functional skills. Typical workouts are very intense, so it’s no wonder Adam also spends a lot of time in the kitchen, cooking with friends and focused on Paleo eating.
Get this Paleo Tacos with Jicama Shells recipe.
What time is it?
Fifteen minutes can change your life. Here’s how it did for Adam:
His Paleo eating interest was sparked by a game-changer trip to Colorado. Adam recalls: “My friend and I drove all through the night to get to Colorado at 6 a.m. We couldn’t stop long and we knew we were coming down to the wire after 15 hours of driving. As we drove past Denver and my co-pilot was completely spent from his last driving shift, I realized we weren’t going to make it in time.
“We showed up to the competition 45 minutes late. I was bummed to have missed a competition after driving all this way, but I could get in my own workout. As I walked in to the gym, I realized I hadn’t figured in the time change.
“We weren’t 45 minutes late. We were 15 minutes early.
“I quickly warmed up and assumed my starting position. After the 3, 2, 1…Go, we were off. This workout involved a series of running, kettle bell swings and pull-ups. After a few rounds I quickly realized why I felt so out of shape: the long drive, time change and 6,000 feet of additional elevation.
“Even so, I placed second,” Adam says. “Some of the guys there were talking about Paleo and how it’s a great fuel for CrossFit.”
Earlier this year, as our intern (he’s now a full-time associate), Adam chronicled his CrossFit and Paleo experiences for one of our clients, SunButter. See Adam’s 30 Day Paleo Challenge blog post.
Next up: Super Bowl of CrossFit
“I am currently training for a couple competitions in the fall in Canton, Georgia; Boulder, Colorado; and St. Cloud, Minnesota, but the biggest competition is in February where athletes compete around the world in 10 events over 10 weeks to qualify for regionals and then the “Super Bowl” of CrossFit, The CrossFit Games.
As he says,” “I really enjoy changing lives in the areas of fitness and nutrition because it allows me to be with people,” Adam says. “Food and fitness are more enjoyable when you are in a positive community.”
Sounds like a full life to us, Adam. Just remember to re-set your watch, huh?
Get fit and fed
Get to know a Flintster: Q + A with Adam!
What’s your dream job? Part owner of CrossFit Gym/Paleo Restaurant combo
Which job would you not want to have? One that confines me to a desk with no windows for long hours in the day; I’m built to be outside.
What was your first job? Sales Associate at Best Buy
What did it teach you? Ask lots of question to get to know someone. Once you know more about someone you can better serve his or her needs.
What is one thing you’d be willing to practice for an hour a day? Cooking with different foods or yoga.
What’s the best advice you ever got? Be more interested then interesting because people want to know how much you care before they will care how much you know.
What sound do you love? Stillness, the sounds you get when you are 20 miles outside of town with no cars, cell phones, or internet. Nothing to beep, ring or break the peacefulness.
What scent do you love? Grilling on a charcoal grill